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Giddens Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from Giddinge (Kent) Gedding (Suffolk) or a group of villages near Huntingdon called Great Little and Steeple Gidding named from Old English Gyddingas ‘people of Gydda’ a personal name of uncertain origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gidden, Siddens, Godden, Givens, Sidden, Bivens, Wilkens, Riddles

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Where is the Giddens family from?

You can see how Giddens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giddens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giddens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 102 Giddens families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Giddens's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Giddens families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giddens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giddens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Giddens. 18% of Giddens men worked as a Bricklayer and 84% of Giddens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giddens were Agricultural Labourer and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    18%
  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Farm Labourer
    14%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Shorthand Typist
    3%
  • Housework
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Giddens. For the veterans among your Giddens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giddens lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Giddens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Giddens in 1944 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

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